October means a lot of things to a lot of different people…the welcoming of autumn temperatures, falling leaves, corn mazes, tricks and treats, haunted houses, more intense football schedules. The lists can go on and on and on for a while. Along with the light-hearted and heartwarming elements of the greatest month of the calendar […]
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By Mary Nell Dorris/First Friends Respite Center executive director When caregivers plan their journey as they care for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, they avoid stress not only for themselves but for the entire family and for their friends. Everyone is aware of the care and feels confident that […]
After five weeks of phone calls, emails, waiting on returned calls and emails, researching and writing, I’m finally finished with the National Recovery Month article just in the nick of time. Of all the people I spoke to through this process, Sheila Allen made the biggest impression on me. This is a lady who didn’t […]
From our viewpoint at the Monroe Journal, we’re some of the first people to see arrest mugshots from the county’s law enforcement agencies. Just as the case in tracking down circuit court arraignments and sentencings, those mugshots, so many times, are of the same repeat offenders. Breaking and entering cases are pretty common and typically […]
By Tim Alford/Cadence Bank senior vice president Wedding bells are in the air. According to popular wedding planning website, The Knot, September and October are among the most popular months for weddings in the U.S. Getting married is a big decision, and couples need to be prepared for all the life decisions that come after […]
By Mary Nell Dorris/Executive Director of First Friends Respite Center in Amory. One of my “Ten Tips for Caregivers” is that the caregiver needs to lighten up. One morning several years ago in the midst of blues that had settled in, I laughed so hard at something Hopson did that I felt free. It was exhilarating. […]
Mixed in with other nit-picky projects, I was about two paragraphs into a column to debate gun control versus the need for preventative measures to violence last Wednesday when I ironically got the back-to-back calls that Hatley and Hamilton were dismissing early due to a threat. That column will eventually be written, but with last […]
By Dr. Steven Weiniger/International posture expert You may not be hunched over an assembly line for 10 hours a day, but 21st Century technology may be even worse for your posture. Tech Neck is the new posture syndrome that can have big health consequences, especially as many people now spend 4-8 hours a day texting, tweeting […]
I read an article several weeks ago detailing Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s promise to the voters that, if elected, he wouldn’t accept a salary until the state’s unemployment level reached 5.2 percent. Alabama’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, which is a considerable drop from 9.3 percent when he took office for his […]
- Local chapters host National DAR Day of Service October 6, 2015
- Tigers open up division play with road win October 8, 2015
- Moore leads as Noles top Falkner October 8, 2015
- Nerd talk: Podcast exposes underground entertainment and tries to ‘Kill Pop Culture’ October 9, 2015
- Paranormal group explores spirited history of Gilmore Sanitarium October 9, 2015
- MCSO arrests Amory man October 12, 2015
- Amory police arrest three on various charges October 12, 2015
- Wanted subject dies in vehicle accident October 12, 2015
- Pioneer begins community outreach seminars October 12, 2015
- Fall festival proceeds go to scholarship October 12, 2015
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